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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 12/23

December 23, 2020

On December 23, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Job Opening" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "Ella Asonye" but is signed as "Lynnette Leidy Sievert," and asks the recipient to "send a copy of your updated resume and a functional whatsapp number to our Department Anthropology via this email address to proceed."

Planned Maintenance: Voicemail Systems Service Impacts - Fri., 12/18, 6 p.m.

December 18, 2020

Between 6 p.m. on Friday, December 18 and 12 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, UMass Amherst Information Technology will perform a planned update to the campus voicemail system. During this time:

New G Suite & Gmail Login: 3 Things You Should Know

December 17, 2020

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) upgraded the login page for G Suite (formerly Apps at UMass Amherst). This single sign-on process is currently used to log in to Microsoft products like and Microsoft 365 Exchange email. As a result, the system may already be familiar to many members of the campus community.

Email Delivery Delays Weds., 12/16

December 16, 2020

On Wednesday, December 16, email messages sent from UMass Amherst email accounts to non-UMass addresses may be temporarily delayed. 

UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) is monitoring email servers and working with email vendors to ensure messages are delivered as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience. If you have any questions or are experiencing any other email issue, please contact IT User Services at or 413-545-TECH (8324).

Widespread G Suite Service Issues Resolved - Monday, December 14

December 14, 2020

As of 8 a.m. on Monday, December 14, Google has resolved widespread issues affecting access to G Suite apps (such as Google Drive and Google Mail). These services may have been unavailable for members of the campus community starting around 7 a.m., but should be restored now. 

For more information about G Suite apps, see